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Feeling like a totally useless mum!

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RachelLilysmammy12 Mon 27-Jan-14 11:01:48

God where do I start! I am a mum of a 17 month old toddler, 32 weeks pregnant n still workn 30 hours at a nursery (with under 1 yr olds) n I dont no how t cope! I have never been soo tired in my life or soo guilty because when am with my daughter I feel I just snap at her all the time or dont have the energy to play with her. I get soo upset sometimes I feel like just crying all the time, anyone else feel like this or in similar circumstances? How do u cope?!

morethanpotatoprints Mon 27-Jan-14 18:57:10

Ah, you sound quite exhausted and I'm not surprised you are a bit snappy.
Just give your dd a big cuddle, tell her how much you love her and don't worry.
you are not a useless mum at all, it can be really hard at times and take all your resolve, this is one of those times.
Please don't be hard on yourself brew

Sounds exhausting! I work in an office job so not the same at all, but I felt that my dd deserved a better mum & eventually saw my HV about it. Short course of ADs helped me.
Can you reduce working hours? See a GP? Also, Playful parenting has some good tips.

July11 Tue 06-May-14 16:20:13

Hello! This is the first time I've chatted on Mumsnet. Am 22 weeks pregnant and have a DD who is nearly 3. Am really struggling atm, constantly feel like a bad Mum. Tried potty training over the last few days and it was a disaster. Ended up shouting at DD. Am a teacher and am totally exhausted. I know there isn't much anyone can say but I'm just really glad that I'm not the only person who feels like this!

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